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Attempt to block quarry ends run in state courts

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SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A nine-year effort by Shelbyville to stop excavation of a rock quarry has run its course in state courts.

The Shelbyville Times-Gazette reported local officials were told last week that the Tennessee Supreme Court decided not to review the case.

The city lost its appeal to the Tennessee Court of Appeals in November. An appellate judge ordered the city board of zoning appeals to hear the request by Wright Paving Co. Inc. and Custom Stone LLC at the earliest possible date.

The dispute goes back to 2005, and it might not yet be over.

The end of state appeals means a $10 million federal lawsuit filed by the Wrights against the city can proceed. It was suspended while the case played out in the state judiciary system.
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